Entertainment, no matter what you fancy.
Athletic venues, rodeos, gaming, fairgrounds, golf, and baseball.
McDermont Field House
McDermont Field House is a renovated sports facility that was originally an abandoned orange packinghouse. The entire facility houses 172,000 sq. feet of extreme fun, sports, and family entertainment. The facility offers two basketball courts, two indoor soccer fields, fitness center, an indoor skate park, a 50-foot high rock climbing wall, indoor surfing, arcades, and the world’s largest laser tag basement. McDermont Field House is also equipped to host musical acts and concerts. As a venue, McDermont Field House is able to support car shows, dances, and other exhibitions. Come experience the Central Valley’s state-of-the-art sport and recreation facility.
Eagle Mountain Casino
Eagle Mountain Casino is a full service casino that offers nearly 1,300 of the newest slots, table games, poker, great dining, and top name entertainment. Enjoy excellent dining in the Forest Buffet, offering home style food and desserts baked fresh daily. Plus, enjoy succulent steak, chicken, and fish dishes in The River Steakhouse. For top name entertainment, Eagle Mountain Casino is your choice all year round. See the best in country music, rock, and comedy, with names like LeAnn Rimes, Gary Allan, and Carlos Mencia. Eagle Mountain Casino is always your best bet.
Constructed in 2011, the new Porterville Fairgrounds boast one of the largest covered arenas in California and largest indoor party venues in the area. The fair runs five days, opening the Wednesday following Mother’s Day each year. Free entertainment, livestock, great food, and amusements makes the annual Fair one of the best ways to get acquainted with the true American way of life.
Tulare County Fairgrounds
The Tulare County Fairgrounds is one of the premier event destinations in the California Central Valley, hosting well over 300 events annually. With 68 acres of beautiful multi-purpose space, including both indoor and outdoor settings, the fairgrounds is a perfect spot for gathering, fun, and celebration. Watch the facility come alive during the annual Tulare County Fair in September.
World Class Rodeos
Saddle up for these events that bring out the cowboy in all of us. There are quite a few rodeos held every year in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. From Springville’s rodeo on the 4th weekend in April, to Woodlake’s Mother’s Day weekend in May, to Tule River Tribe’s in mid-June. Along with various other equestrian events throughout the year, you’re sure to find the perfect event to see the Best in the West.
Rawhide Recreation Park
Rawhide baseball is the perfect opportunity to experience “America’s Greatest Pastime.” Visalia is home to Visalia Rawhide, a minor league team, and you’ll love watching one of their games. Head over to Recreation Ballpark, grab your peanuts and Cracker Jacks, and settle yourself into a seat. A night with Visalia Rawhide is a definite crowd pleaser.
A couple of our courses merit honorable mention. Ridge Creek in Dinuba features one of the largest driving ranges west of the Rockies on their beautiful heathland golf course that will make our friends from across the pond feel right at home. If you’re looking for a game with a view, River Island Country Club is nestled in the foothills right below the entrance to Sequoia National Forest. At Valley Oaks Golf Course in Visalia, you can not only enjoy a quiet game on a beautiful course, but you can also try out FootGolf – a fusion of golf and soccer (or “football”). In this fun twist, players use soccer balls on a traditional golf course with 21-inch diameter cups.